Winners at the Pinoy Pets-Tival Fashion Show in Robinson’s Novaliches

Winners of the pet fashion show which is part of the Pinoy Pets-Tival were chosen by a panel of judges which composed of representations from UP -MMDA Rescue Unit, Quezon City Veterinarian office and representative from Robinson’s –Novaliches.

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Group photo with all the participants

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There were 45 entries at the pet fashion show which also includes the owners.

mini pincher

a lady wearing a terno and her pet mini pincher

chihuahua

owner together with his pet chihuahua

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pet owners

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an owner with her pet cat

schnauzer

a pet schnauzer

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a participant together with his pet chihuahua

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2nd runner-up – #7 Riza and Oreo garnered 95.5% with Php 1,000 worth of gift certificate, gift pack from pet one and certificate.

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The venue of Pinoy Pets-Tival was at the Trade Hall of Robinson’s Novaliches.

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#18 Greg and Sophie

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#32 Shamcey and Eaton

The owner with his two pet dogs in butterfly costume. The butterfly costume symbolize the festival of Marinduque province.

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Ms. Bell from UP-MMDA K9 Rescue who handed out the first runner-up certificate to 2 winners

# 18 Greg and Princess Sophie and  #32 Shamcey and Eaton who were tied for first -runners-up and garnered 98% with Php 2,000 worth of gift certificate, gift pack and certificate.

Pomeranian

Candy a pet Pomeranian

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grand prize winner

The grand prize winner # 25 KC and Candy got 99% score. The grand prize winner got Php 3,000 worth of gift certificate from Robinson’s Novaliches, gift pack and certificate.

The next pet show and blessing will be held on October 6, 2019 which will coincides the ” World Animal Day” in all Robinson’s mall branches nationwide.

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8 Fun Activities at the Pinoy Pets-Tival in Robinson’s Novaliches

Robinson’s –Novaliches in partnership with Happy Pets Club, Handyman, Pet One, University of the Philippines MMDA K-9 Rescue Unit, Quezon City Veterinary office, Bow Wow,Pedigree among others. The event was a half day of fun and thrill for pet owners in this side of Metro Manila.

registration area

8 Fun Activities at Pinoy Pets-Tival

Madhee a Shih Tzu -black liver.

JackRusselTerrier

Jack russel terrier

Siamese cat

8.) Pet Strolling –  Meeting fellow pet owners, having a chance to share stories and having new friends.

7.) Free sample of dog food – Pet One and Handyman staff gave away free dog food samples to those who pre-registered at the site.

6.) Photo Booth – A photo booth was installed near the entrance for pet owners and their pets to pose a photo or selfie during the event.

5.) Pet Buffet and Treats Corner– Several dog and cat food brands had participated at the buffet. An owner can come back to refill whenever their pet dog or cat is hungry.

4.) FREE Talk on Dog Obedience –  A short talk was given by the UP-MMDA K-9 Rescue Unit on basic handling of dogs and disaster preparedness among others.

3.) FREE Anti-Rabies Vaccinations- Puppies and kitten were given check ups, anti -rabies and consultation by the city veterinary office.

2.) Design Your Own Pet Bandana for the first 100 participants- A pre-registration was held at the trade hall shortly before 1:00 pm. One can design their own bandana for their beloved pet dogs and cats.

Mr. Jonald dela Cruz with his pet dog Madhee. The dog dress was designed by Ms. Jocelyn Dy.

Mamang Sorbetero with his pet black Pomeranian

1.) Pet Fashion Show– This is the highlight of the Pets-Tival were 45 participants together with their pets entered the fashion show. The theme is ” Filipino” and owners and their pets wore costumes or dress which are locally made.

Pinoy Pets-Tival

Pinoy Pets-Tival

Prizes includes gift packs from Pet One, Robinson’s –Novaliches gift certificates, Certificate to the winners and certificate of participation. The next big pet event will be held on October 6, 2019 which celebrates the “World Animal Day“.

Lunch Buffet at Naks Sarap Restaurant in Talipapa, Novaliches

Naks ! Sarap is one of the few restaurants within Novaliches which offers lunch, merienda and evening buffet.

buffet table

Naks Sarap facade

This restaurant recently celebrated their 10th anniversary by offering Php 99.00 lunch buffet last January 30, 31 and February 1, 2019.

We organized a Novaliches Food Trip together with some bloggers, food enthusiasts and residents back in 2009 and our small group ate at this restaurant for lunch.

Naks! Sarap interior

We got a mix review, base on our informal survey back then. Some like their price and dishes. While others are not impress with the Php 119.99 promo in 2009.

passageway going to Gloful Restort

customers

dishes

chicken adobo

pork adobo

pochero

pork ribs

kangkong

ginataang kalabasa with sitaw

There were about a dozen dishes which consists of ginisang sayote, ginataang kalabasa with sitaw, ginataang kangkong, adobong pusit, adabong manok, pork spareribs, pork adobo, pochero.

marinated chicken and pork

Grilling station where there is a choice between pork, chicken, cream dory ( pangasius) , hotdog, isaw, squid are grilled on the spot.

cream dory ( pangasius)

The cream dory, chicken intestine ( isaw) and grilled chicken are okey, but they should marinate the pork barbecue longer since the meat is tough. According to the server, it was organic.

chicken intestine ( isaw)

pork barbecue

bagoong, chilies, calamansi and atsara

Dessert/ Kakanin station – There were about a dozen of so different kinds of native kakanins: cassava cake – like the taste not too sweet, palitaw, ube, maja blanca, deep fried sweet potatoes ( camote), bibingka, sweeten saba, biko, kutsinta, malagkit na kanin with corn among others.

cassava cake

malagkit na kanin with corn

biko

kutsinta

palitaw

fried sweet potatoes ( camote)

ube halaya

ube with grated coconut

maja blanca

pudding

bibingka

Soup station: there is sinigang and rice station where one can refill their plate.

sinigang

The restaurant sitting capacity is between 75 to 100 at any given time and it had a special function rooms like ktv bar and is connected to Gloful resort.

buffet station

Over the past decade, the restaurant’s dishes and buffet selection had vastly improve but there are still rooms for improvement. The servers are also quite attentive when it comes to refilling water and in grilling pork barbecue.

awards and recognition

Lunch buffet cost Php 200 per head on weekdays, Php 250 per head for saturdays and sundays. There is an afternoon merienda buffet for Php 149.00 with additional Php 50 for bottomless ice tea.

Celebrities and Popular Personalities

There are several celebrities like Mr. Al Tantay, Ms. Janice de Belen, Chef Ella, Mr. JC De Vera, Boys Avenue, Mr. Raffy Tulfo, Mr. Chuck Mathay, Mr.Marco Sison, Mr. Rainer Castillo, Mr. Edu Manzano, Ms. Megan Young, Ms. Amy Perez,Ms. Winnie Cordero, Matutina, Shalala, Ms. Cheryl Cosim, Empoy among others.

They must add some more dishes and some food warmer, rather than focusing on grilled foods and kakanins.

Naks !Sarap facade

We gave a combined ratings of 6.50 out of 10 points- over price, food, affordability, cleanliness, staffs and accommodation.

Note and full disclosure: The author is not connected with the establishment and dined together with some friends.

Address: 542 Quirino Highway ,Barangay Talipapa , Novaliches, Quezon City

Operations : Everyday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, 5:00pm to 9:00 pm

Landline – 939-9288 / 454-88-23 / 0999-1658526/ 0916-259-3999

40th Feast of Parokya ng Pagkabuhay Parish in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches

Parokya ng Pagkabuhay (Parish of Living) is also known as The Resurrection of Our Lord’s Parish. It was then a small chapel dedicated to Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help and Jesus, the Divine Mercy.

Pagkbuhay road corner Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City

However some older residents that there are plans to create a parish in early 1970’s. The church was turned over to the Achdiocese of Manila when it was established as the Pagkabuhay Parish on November 15, 1978 by the late Jaime L. Cardinal Sin.

Easter vigil mass attendees

The parish is located along Pagkabukay Road just beside Bagbag cemetery within Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches,Quezon City.

Origin and Etymology

Jesus Christ and Blessed Mary

Barangay Bagbag was then called Sitio Binagbagbag/ Sitio Binagbag when it was established around mid-1850’s. The terrain is hilly and uneven landscape which required some pounding of grounds, crushing of rocks, leveling in several places, clearing of cogon grasses and cutting of trees. Eventually, it was elevated to Barrio Bagbag by the late 1860’s due to the increase local migration and settlement by people coming from Polo, Meycauayan, San Mateo and even from Manila. The name was then shorten it to Barrio Bagbag for easier pronunciation and recall.

This is one of the first barrios of Novaliches and old residents would recall that, the place also had a high density settlement. Most of the residents are low and middle income families.

Black Nazarene statue in front of Barangay Bagbag hall

grotto area

There is also Bagbag reservoir which was built by the Americans which the water flows coming from La Mesa Dam and impounded in the reservoir. Older residents would recall that they would play and even take a bath at the spillway during the dry season.

Establishment of the Parish

band from Nueva Ecija province

grotto area

The friars came from the nearby Our Lady of the Angels Seminary (OLAS), founded 1962), which is located at the western part of Barangay Bagbag. In 1979, the community was able to purchase the land near the Campo Santo de Bagbag or Bagbag cemetery.

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The construction commenced a bit slower phase due to lack of funds and relying on private contributions coming from the parishioners.

statue of the risen Christ

The first church was completed in 1983 in modern style architecture with its belfry built on the center. The establishment of the Pagkabuhay Parochial School in 1983, which would eventually evolve into the Resurrection Catholic School in 1998.

The first fiesta was celebrated on Easter of 1979. This year’s marked the 40th anniversary of the parish. The celebration started with a vigil then followed by the traditional “salubong” rite between blessed virgin mary in black veil and statue of the risen Christ.

festive arch with buntings and colorful lights greeted parishioners and visitors

The program also included children singing on top of the grotto and showering rose petals on the images.

fireworks display

Colorful fireworks and firecracker display is never complete at the fiesta and easter festivities.

Jesus Christ

Before the elevation of Christ the King of the Universe parish in Kingspoint subdivision. Priests from Parokya ng Pagkabuhay, San Bartolome would celebrate mass within Kingspoint,San Pedro IX and Goodwill Homes 1 chapels before the establishment of a separate parish.

Quirino Highway early morning

Baragay Bagbag tarpaulin poster

Parokya ng Pagkabuhay Easter Celebrations

Goodwill Homes 2 arch

The author was invited by a friend living in Goodwill Homes 2 to experience the annual fiesta. Some of the houses even prepared a hearty lunch which celebrates both fiesta and Easter.

Bishop Antonio R. Tobias ( diocese of Novaliches ) lead the mass and was special guest of the parish. Special guests also included Congressman Alfred Vargas, Barangay chairman Rex Ambita and councilors of district 5.

Bishop Antonio R. Tobias presided at the mass

He was warmly welcomed by parishioners and celebrated the 9:00am mass. The bishop also celebrated the mass last April 17 Ash Wednesday at 6:00pm.

Parokya ng Pagkabuhay parish with festive buntings

My friend invited me for a breakfast at their house and took sometime walking around the  place. We also ate at the nearby Nak’s Sarap Buffet restaurant in nearby Barangay Talipapa by lunchtime.

Happy Easter and Fiesta to all residents of Parokya ng Pagkabuhay and Barangay Bagbag in Novaliches, Quezon City !

Address: #625 Pagkabuhay Road,Bagbag.,Novaliches, 1116 , Quezon City

Phone:  +63 997 749 7836

Sources and References:

Diocese of Novaliches website

personal communication with residents of Barangay Bagbag, Goodwill Homes 2 and Parokya ng Pagkabuhay

40th anniversary souvenir program,  Parokya ng Pagkabuhay parish

Pagkabuhay Parochial School 1989 year book

local marker

Easter Vigil 2019 at Christ the King of the Universe Parish in Kingspoint, Novaliches

Holy Week is one of the most important event in the Catholic church. One of the most anticipated event at the Christ the King of the Universe parish within Kingspoint subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches in Quezon City is the annual Easter vigil.

church historical marker

A small chapel was constructed early in 1980. While several minor renovations were made in the late 1980’s and enlargement of the chapel was done in the mid-1990’s. The church enlarged in 2001 and became a full pledge parish of the diocese of Novaliches in 2004.

holy week schedule of activities

The full holy week schedule was posted at several vantage points within the subdivision and FB page of the parish. Easter day celebration in the mid- 1980’s and 1990’s were simple.

Christ the King of the Universe parish ( vigil rites)

Images inside churches remain draped in purple. The administration of sacraments is severely limited.

facade of the church

The shift from mourning to joy begins at night with the observance of the Easter Vigil, the third and final day of the Paschal Triduum that began on Maundy Thursday. There was also the procession of Santo Entierro during Good Friday.

Someone from the parish invited me to the vigil which led up to the reenactment of the Easter day “Salubong”.

registration area

Easter day salubong was participated by the community of Kingspoint Subdivision, San Pedro IX, Goodwill Homes 1, Grand Monaco Villas, Dupax compound, Oro compound, Alipio compound, Kasiyahan Village up to California Village in nearby Barangay San Bartolome.

The rite is customarily performed in the early hours of Easter before the first Mass, Which is normally held at around past 4:00 am, while some of the parishioners are already inside the church as early as 3:00am.

participants climb the makeshift platform

Unlike in Makati or some places, Easter Vigil and Salubong takes place around midnight. Easter day celebration within Christ the King of the Universe parish usually happen early dawn at around past 3:00 am.

Easter salubong ritual is meant to depict the apocryphal reunion of Christ and his Mother, the Virgin Mary, after the Resurrection. Statues of both are borne in two separate processions that converge at a designated area which is often an open space with a purpose-built scaffolding at the main entrance of the parish.

children in white dress and wings

The high point of the easter day rites is the angel dramatically removes the veil from the Virgin’s icon, signalling the abrupt end to her grieving and the period of mourning. The veil may simply be pulled off the statue, or tied to balloons or doves that are released into early dawn rites. With white balloons released at the church.

Ms. Jhuie Annika P. Delagala from California Village

Ms. Jhuie Annika Delagala is is hoisted at the makeshift entrance and was the one who took the viel from the blessed mary.

Dozens of children in white dress, with angel wings. While 4 children dress as angels threw in flower petals unto the processional carriages.

start of the easter salubong celebration

The celebrations started with an early morning mass by 5:00 am. The regular mass was celebrated by 6:00 am.

Christ the King of the Universe parish entrance

morning mass at past 10:00 am

Christ the King of the Universe parish within Kingspoint subdivision is getting elaborate and more parishioner are joining the annual Easter celebrations.

Address: King Christian Street, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, 1116 Quezon City, Philippines

 Contact : (02) 937 8941